New Child Safe Standards launched

11 July 2022
Organisations that provide services to children and their families are required to be compliant with the new Child Safe Standards, launched on 1 July 2022. 

The Commission for Children and Young People released additional resources to help organisations take action to implement the new standards.

The Standards will also be supported by an enhanced regulatory framework. The Child Wellbeing and Safety (Child Safe Standards Compliance and Enforcement) Amendment Act 2021 will take effect on 1 January 2023. This will mean, among other changes, there will be identified sector regulators with more powers to monitor and enforce compliance with the Standards. More information will be provided soon. 

Organisations will now be required to amend or develop their current child safety policies, practices and culture to comply with the updated Standards. 

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